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Silent Boulder - 25g lo tech tank

This is my new ventures with aquascaping. After 8 months learning with high tech tank (CO2 dosing, liquid ferts, and high led), this time i experimenting with a lo tech tank.
The hardscape mainly rocks.
The plants :
- Anubias Broadleaf, Anubias Minima, Anubias Nana, Anubias Golden for background.
- Java Fern also for background.
- Bacopa, i forgot which one.
- Montecarlo
- Buchepalandras
- Echinodorus Tenelus
- Cryptocoryne Balansae
- Cryptocoryne Parva
I plan to dose with excel and light ferts after 1 week. The light is led diy 24 watt set up 25 cm from the tank, photoperiod around 6 hour/day, with 3 hrs on, 2 hrs off, 3 hrs on.
Here is the look of the new setup day 1.
Hope i learn new things with my new ventures.


Adding more Montecarlo and Java Fern. Here's 4 days old.


05/20/2017
This is day 7 after flooding, everything seems normal to me. Today i check water parameter for the first time and it showed:
NO3 : 50 mg/l
NO2 : 0 mg/l
Gh : 10
Kh : 6
Ph : 6,4
The plants still transitioning to submerse form. The obvious one is Montecarlo, the new leaves is very small indeed. I compared it with the one in my high tech tank. So far so good.
But the nitrates level is still high, so i will wait another week to put shrimp or fishes.
Hopefully next week the cycling process is done and the nitrates level is lower enough for the fish in this tank.

Here's the picture i took on 05/21/2017


And dosing fert macro and micro with weekly EI method for the first time, 4 ml and 9 ml.
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I dig it! Love dominant rock scapes.


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Thank you, hope this tank will lush in time. Patience.

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Day 13 - Silent Boulder
Changes in the plants, i took out the java fern and plant some staurogyne repens.
I think the java fern kinda out of place and a little bit distracting from focal point that i intent.
And moving bacopa and anubias from left to the right section of the tank.
Here's is day 13
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Day 18, Rasbora Hengeli goes into the tank. Order it from my LFS. Looks they are happy in the tank.
No more melting so far. Regularly dosing excel 3 ml every day. Dosing macro 10 ml and micro 14 ml once a week.
No water change till this day, just top up every day.

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Just finished top up the water. I'm going out of town for 6 days. Installing a food timer.
Hope the tank will be alright. Crossed fingers
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I feel like I'm the only one alive without a rimless tank these days lol. They are beautiful.

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I feel like I'm the only one alive without a rimless tank these days lol. They are beautiful.



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09/03/2017
It's been a while and finally got the chance to add some woods to the setup.
Adding echinodorus on the both side of the tank.
I hope they're doing well.
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